No doubt, smartphones and tablets are great. They can do a lot of things that a PC can do – but computers are still necessary and will be in use for a long time.
Sometimes you may urgently need to access a file or program on your PC while on the go – and that’s where Chrome Remote Desktop comes in.
Chrome Remote Desktop is a free and easy-to-use application developed by Google that lets users to remotely access a PC from a phone or tablet. It works on both Android and iOS and takes only a few minutes to setup.
How to remotely access your PC using Chrome Remote Desktop
You’ll first of all need to download and install Google Chrome browser on your PC if you don’t already have it. Then go to the Chrome Web Store and install Chrome Remote Desktop.
After it has been installed, open it, log in with your Google account and grant it the required permissions.
On the next screen, click on Get started under My Computers and hit the Enable Remote Connections button.
You will then get a pop-up message that Chrome is downloading the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer (a .msi file for Windows or a .dmg file for Mac). After it has been downloaded, you’ll need to run it before you can continue with the setup.
Once it has been installed, you will be prompted to provide a PIN of at least six digits after which remote connections will be enabled.
Now pick up your phone or tablet, go to Google Play Store or Apple App Store and download Chrome Remote Desktop.
Launch the app, login with your Google account, click on your computer’s name and enter the PIN code.
And that’s it! You can now remotely access your PC from your phone or tablet. It’s that easy to configure. To be able to access your PC from anywhere and at anytime, you need to make sure your PC is turned on and connected to the internet.
You can use the same device to control multiple computers. All you have to do is install and configure Chrome Remote Desktop on each computer you want to control from your mobile device.
If you have any queries or use any other application to remotely access your computer, please share in the comments section below.
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Ukeme likes to keep things simple and believes that tech doesn’t really have to be complicated. She is also a web designer and loves to learn new things.